Flowers from Many Gardens – #HappyValentines

In my blog post A celebratory start to 2015! (click on the title to read), I mentioned that I received enquiries via email about a book that I received as a gift from my Father a number of years ago. The book is an anthology of poems titled: Flowers from many gardens (click on the title to read my initial blog post about the book). With Valentines Day just around the corner, I thought that this would be a perfect time to share a few more poems from the anthology. Enjoy! 

Happy Valentines Day

For love is a celestial harmony,

Of likely hearts composes of stars’ consent,

Which join together in sweet sympathy,

To work each other’s joy.

Author: Spenser

Life climbing seeketh Love;

Love climbs more high;

Life follows self-forgot;

Love clasps it, and it’s not;

Life lost in love is life beyond the sky.

Author: W.Woollam

But we’ve a page more glowing and more bright,

On which our friendship and our love to write;

That these may never from the soul depart,

We trust them to the memory of the heart.

There is no dimming, no effacement there;

Each new pulsation keeps the records clear;

Warm, golden letters all the tablet fill,

Nor lose their lustre till the heart stands still.

Author: D. Webster


      1. You and your loved ones too. The trick seems to be to navigate Friday the thirteenth successfully and then bask in Valentine’s day. As for Sunday? … A sublime mystery yet to unfold. May yours gift you with pleasant surprises. 🙂

  1. Love them!! My mother and her sister (ages 84 and 87) studied this book in grade school in Ireland. Despite memory issues, if you give them the first line of the poems, they can rattle them off. I’m delighted to be able to share some with them.

    1. That is fantastic to hear Cathy. I am so glad to have shared the poems. I will email you a few more to share with your Mum and Aunt. Thank you for taking the time to read. Have a fab week.

  2. I am always in awe when someone is able to encapsulate such visceral human emotions in just a few short stanzas. Thank you for curating these poems for us. It was a wonderful way to start my day!

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